Newspaper asks court to reconsider ruling on autopsy reports

Newspaper asks court to reconsider ruling on autopsy reports


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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A newspaper has asked the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider its decision rejecting requests for unredacted autopsy reports from the unsolved slayings of eight family members.

The court ruled 4-3 last week the Pike County coroner does not have to release the reports with complete information.

The case involves seven adults and a teenage boy from the Rhoden family who were found shot to death at four homes near Piketon in April 2016.

The Cincinnati Enquirer on Friday asked the court to reconsider, saying its ruling sets a precedent allowing investigators to shield records on "an impossibly vague standard."

The attorney general's office says the reconsideration will be opposed.

Authorities want to shield some autopsy information, arguing its release could compromise their investigation.

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